Billy Joel fans will have the opportunity to revisit the singer’s historic 1987 Russian tour on May 20th with the release of A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia, which will be available as a two-CD set, a DVD/Blu-ray package or a deluxe edition that combines them both.
Joel toured Russia near the end of the Cold War on his worldwide trek in support of The Bridge. The 1987 live album Kohuept featured 16 recordings from the tour, but A Matter of Trust: The Bridge To Russia: The Music has remastered sound and 12 previously unreleased tracks, including a rehearsal of The Beatles’ “She Loves You.”
Last month, Showtime debuted Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia, a new documentary by filmmaker Jim Brown that chronicles the entire tour. The deluxe edition of A Matter of Trust contains that documentary along with a book of rare photos and new liner notes. Check out a trailer for the film right here.
Billy Joel is in the middle of his first solo tour in five years. He’s also playing Madison Square Garden once a month for the indefinite future. He hasn’t released a new album in 21 years, but he’s reviving super deep cuts like “Blonde Over Blue” and “Where’s the Orchestra?” during these shows. He was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in December.
Here is a complete track listing for A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia.
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A MATTER OF TRUST: THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA: The Music (2CD)
2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid – previously unreleased
5. She’s Always A Woman – previously unreleased
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – previously unreleased
7. Goodnight Saigon
9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
10. Baby Grand
11. What’s Your Name – previously unreleased
12. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
13. An Innocent Man
1. Pressure – previously unreleased
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Only The Good Die Young
5. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
6. Sometimes A Fantasy
7. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
8. Uptown Girl
9. Big Shot
10. Back In The U.S.S.R.
11. The Times They Are A Changin’
12. She Loves You – previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
13. New York State Of Mind – previously unreleased
14. Piano Man – previously unreleased
A MATTER OF TRUST: THE BRIDGE TO RUSSIA: The Concert (DVD or Blu-ray)
Prelude/Angry Young Man
Honesty – previously unreleased
The Ballad of Billy the Kid – previously unreleased
She’s Always A Woman – previously unreleased
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – previously unreleased
Stiletto – previously unreleased
Big Man On Mulberry Street (includes Rhapsody In Blue)
An Innocent Man – previously unreleased
The Longest Time – previously unreleased
A Matter Of Trust
Only The Good Die Young
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
Sometimes A Fantasy – previously unreleased
You May Be Right – previously unreleased
Tell Her About It – previously unreleased
Back In The U.S.S.R.
The Times They Are A Changin’ – previously unreleased